Riding Tips

Browse our riding tips articles below to further your journey to becoming a great rider!  We’ve broken these must-have mountain bike skills down into step-by-step instructions and progressions.  Enjoy!

Introducing the Manual Machine

Introducing the Manual Machine

The manual is a useful skill for lofting your front wheel over an obstacle. Yes, lofting as opposed to lifting.  Once you know how to manual you will start ...
The Most Important Position

The Most Important Position

At the heart of every tremendous mountain biking trick you’ve ever seen on the trail, in that sick edit, or read about in a magazine is one common theme:  ...
Crash Recovery, 5 Important Steps

Crash Recovery, 5 Important Steps

We have all been there, you’re riding your mountain bike along some wicked fast trail and then the next thing we know, you’re are on the ground wondering what ...
Going Up?  Four Kinds of Climbing

Going Up? Four Kinds of Climbing

There are lots of ways to skin a cat, and four ways to get up a climb. Here they are: use often, and in any combination you need.  1. ...
Home On The Front Range

Home On The Front Range

A Learning Experience In Colorado By: Aaron Lucy | Lead Skills Instructor Recently, after a decade and a half of sun baked fire road climbs in Southern California, I decided it ...
How to Ride a Log Rollover

How to Ride a Log Rollover

This skill is used rolling over a pile of logs.   The face of the log pile can either be a small ramp made of logs or dirt. This ...
Why Getting Low Will Make You Faster

Why Getting Low Will Make You Faster

By: Aaron Lucy | Lead Skills Instructor One of my favorite components of a good Ready Position is riding with a low, flat torso. We humans (most of us anyway) have ...
How To Stay Motivated With Your Training

How To Stay Motivated With Your Training

We love cycling and we still have days when it’s a struggle to hoist ourselves out of that chair and saddle up for a ride.  Motivation is the same ...
How to do a Manual Front Wheel Lift

How to do a Manual Front Wheel Lift

The manual is a useful skill for lofting  your front wheel over an obstacle.  Yes, lofting as opposed to lifting. Once you know how to manual you will start ...

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